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The Pennsylvania Game Commission is testing deer for the presence of chemicals similar to those found in Maine that resulted in a “do not eat” advisory.
According to Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau, the action is in response to an October 2021 “do not eat” advisory for Pennsylvania fish in the Neshaminy Creek basin in Bucks and Montgomery counties due to extremely high levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). All of the samples will be taken from deer in Tyler State Park, which is part of the basin, and testing will be done to detect “forever chemicals,” or PFAS, which is in the same group of chemical substances as PFOS.
apparently past toxic waste (from coal mines etc)
also a problem in Maine
Fairfield is one of 34 towns across the state identified in October where the Maine Department of Environmental Protection will test for PFAS contamination in the soil and water.
The discovery of “forever chemicals” in deer in central Maine and the subsequent guidance to not eat the meat raises serious questions about whether it is safe to consume venison killed in areas of the state where high levels of the chemicals have been detected or are suspected to exist.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Tuesday issued a “do not eat” advisory for deer meat killed in the Fairfield area, warning hunters who killed deer from that area to throw away the venison.
Five of the eight deer tested by the state were found to have high levels of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), manufactured materials often referred to as “forever chemicals.” They are used in numerous industrial and household products, and have been found to present health risks in humans.
slude from wastewater treatment is also suspected as a source.
anyone with any firsthand knowledge of?